The War on Christmas
We sent all 50 governors a manger scene to be displayed during the Christmas season, and most did not have the courtesy of even replying. As you can see from the list below, we received the best regional response from the South; the worst came from the West Coast. New York returned the crèche, though the letter we received was respectful:... [Read more...]
BEWARE OF CHRISTMAS PARTIES
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the advice [click here] given by the British law firm, BPE Solicitors, on how to handle Christmas parties:
This British law firm offers indispensable advice. “Christmas parties, with their mix of drink, high spirits and merriment, are one of the main potential sources of problems.” Exactly... [Read more...]
CHRISTMAS FOES WALK A MINEFIELD
It was a tricky season for those who delight in warring with Christmas. Consider what happened in Waterbury, Connecticut.
Erik Brown is the principal of Walsh Elementary in the Waterbury School District. His staff was under strict orders not to employ secular, as well as religious, Christian symbols when they enjoyed their “winter celebration” on... [Read more...]
The War on Christmas
Olympia, WA – The director of the Department of General Administration signed rules that dictated no religious or other nongovernmental displays would be allowed inside any building on the State Capitol campus. But the new rules did allow for a state sponsored “Holiday Tree” to be displayed in the Capitol rotunda. Although the new... [Read more...]
OBAMAS WOULD LIKE TO NEUTER CHRISTMAS
In yesterday’s New York Times, there was an article about White House social secretary Desirée Rogers. In it, reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg wrote: “When former social secretaries gave a luncheon to welcome Ms. Rogers earlier this year, one participant said, she surprised them by suggesting the Obamas were planning a ‘non-religious Christmas….’”
This... [Read more...]
COMEDY CENTRAL PERPETUATES WAR ON CHRISTMAS
Comedy Central has recently re-broadcast a 2005 Denis Leary special called, “Merry F#%$in’ Christmas.” It also plans to air this program on Christmas Day. We complained to Comedy Central about this show in 2005 and we were rewarded with “Sacrilicious Sunday” in 2006 in which anti-Christian programs were aired all day on Christmas Eve.
Leary’s... [Read more...]
Gazette.net reports that the 26th annual “Christmas Revels,” a French-Canadian style celebration, will be held this month at George Washington University. The December 3 article on the website points out that the show focuses on the longest night of the year, the winter solstice. “Despite ‘Christmas’ in the title,... [Read more...]
WAR ON CHRISTMAS CONTINUES
As the following examples indicate, the war on Christmas is not over:
· After one person complained about a nativity scene in Shawnee State Park in Ohio, the state parks’ chief ordered a ban on crèches from all parks. It took the governor to overturn this decision.
· In Wesley Chapel, Florida, Jesus was banned from a holiday display.
· The... [Read more...]
“WHY I HATE CHRISTMAS” CONTEST
On December 7, Bill Donohue and Don Feder, president of Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation, launched a “Why I Hate Christmas” contest. Donohue explained as follows:
On December 6, a Zogby Poll disclosed that 95 percent of Americans are not offended by being greeted with a “Merry Christmas” while shopping. Don Feder and I... [Read more...]
COMEDY CENTRAL’S CHRISTMAS GIFT: “SACRILICIOUS SUNDAY”
Catholic League president Bill Donohue addressed Hollywood’s latest assault on Christians and Christmas:
“On Christmas Eve, Comedy Central is featuring ‘Sacrilicious Sunday,’ a series of non-stop shows designed to offend Christians. It opens at midnight with ‘Carlos Mencia,’ the standup comedian who this past year did a show on the sex life... [Read more...]